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Music City Triathlon

Date Sunday, July 22 2018
LocationNashville, Tennessee
Races
  • Sprint - 300m Swim | 22.5k Bike | 5k Run
      Sunday 07:00 AM
  • Intermediate - 1.5k swim | 45k bike | 10k run
      Sunday 07:30 AM

Course Detail



Site Overview | Main Staging Area | Transition Flow
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See an image of the new East Bank Landing here, which serves as our host venue for the weekend.


PDF PRINTABLE MAPS


 

TRANSITION AREA NOTES
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The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number. The bike racks are marked by ranges of "7" numbers, beginning with 1 through 7 and so on. Bikes do not have to be racked in numerical order ON the rack, but must be placed on the rack designated for your race number range.





Sprint Swim Course Online Map

Intermediate Swim Course Online Map


Intermediate 1.5k | Sprint 300m


The sprint swim will be a 300 meter point-to-point swim course, where swimmers will swim with the river current from the east bank boat dock to "concrete beach landing." Team Magic will insure safe and passable footing for your exit from the river.

The intermediate swim will also exit at the "concrete beach landing." The new exit allows for more of the swim course to be with the river current, or "down river." Swimmers will begin on the east bank boat dock and start with an up river swim along the east bank for about 600 meters, then head back down river to complete the 1500 meter swim.

There will be no moving up in swim order on race day. Pre-register by the Wednesday night before the race to get a spot in the swim order!!!! All registrants after that time will have the UPPER numbers and starting at the rear.

The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion. Race numbers are assigned by estimated swim time. A racer will enter the water approximately every 3 seconds, with relay teams starting before individuals. Aquabike racers will start based on estimated swim time. To assist you in determining your swim time, follow this pace chart provided by US Masters Swimming. Cyclorun racers will be advised when they can leave on the bike, as soon as the first swimmer enters the transition area. 

USA Triathlon Wet Suit Rules:

Article 4.4: Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.


 



Bike Course Map My Ride
*Double the course for the Intermediate Distance


Intermediate 45k | Sprint 22.5k
 

Thanks to TDOT - the majority of the intermediate bike course will be a two-loop 22.5k course totaling 45k on Ellington Parkway. Ellington Parkway will be completely closed to traffic during the event. Sprint racers will do one loop. The course is out-and-back and is touted as a fast course. The path to and from Ellington Parkway is flat and the Ellington Parkway section has some steady inclines with matching fast slight downhills.

The bike course will start and finish on the access drive adjacent to Lower Lot R / Race Transition. Bikers proceed to a left on S. 1st Street, left on Victory Ave, right on Titan's Way along the Cumberland River - adjacent to Nissan Stadium, right on Russell Street, left on S. 1st Street, continue across Woodland Street where the road becomes N. 1st Street, right on Spring Street to merge onto Ellington Parkway.

 




Sprint Run Course Online Map


Intermediate Run Course Online Map


Intermediate 10k | Sprint 5k
 

Get ready for a flat, out-and-back course for both the sprint and the intermediate race. Runners will exit transition under the famous Shelby Pedestrian Bridge, through Cumberland Park along the East Bank Greenway adjacent to the river, then cut over to S 1st Street for a jump over to Davidson Street, which leads runners to a turnaround just shy of Shelby Park, then back to ground zero for a finish between the main staging area (East Bank Landing) and the race transition area. Intermediate distance runners will do this out and back section twice, coming all the way back to under the Shelby Bridge for a spectator friendly turnaround adjacent to Cumberland Park.
 



Course Support

Water and energy drinks will be offered at the run start, and approximately every mile during the run. There will also be ice and iced towels available on the run course and at the race finish line.

 

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